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New Social Running Group on Tuesday Evenings

We have started a new session intended for the graduands and graduates of the Couch to 5K programme, that runs from a bench between the Reigate Priory building and the Sunken Garden at 7PM each Tuesday, although all club members are very welcome to attend. The intention is to run/walk about 5K distance each week in a similar format to the Saturday Social running group. If you'd be interested in attending the session can you please email Paul Walters on  who can add you to the list of attendees and with your permission, to the WhatsApp group.

LoveAdmin - reminder

You should all have received an email by now inviting you to pay your membership fees from our new administrative application, LoveAdmin. If you have not done so already can you please action the email. 

 

Parkrun tourism revived Saturday 10th July

Assuming it is back by then, we are going to Riddlesdown Parkrun on Saturday 10th July for a bit of parkrun tourism, as well as being the chosen Couch to 5K programme graduation event. Keep the date in your diary. If we can't go to Riddlesdown we'll try to ensure that we have a back-up plan.

 

Hoodies Order Email

You should have received an email about ordering hoodies via the new Love Admin App. Please let us know if you didn't get the email or you need help ordering a hoody. 

 

Give us your results please

If you run in an event, do please let us know your results by emailing 

 

Junior Section News 

Thames Valley Harriers Open Wednesday 12th May from Dave Mills

A late in the evening appointment for U15 Shakila Keable last Wednesday at the Thames Valley Harriers Open saw her post a new PB in the 3000m. Shakila took some 12 seconds off her previous best time completing the gruelling distance in 11.01.02.

On Sunday afternoon U15 Lilah Unwin took part in the Invitation 800m to close the Guildford Young Athletes Open Meeting. A fast race with a quality field saw Lilah take 1st place with another sub 2.20 time.

Well done to both girls!

 

YAC Guildford Saturday 15th May from Mike Gent

The Young Athletes Club Guildford hosted a Junior Individual Quad Kids event on Sunday. There was an U7, U9,U11 and U13 event, separately for boys and girls. Each athlete does four events, a sprint, an endurance race , a jump and a throw. Times and distances are converted to points, as in a Decathlon. 

There was a great turn out from RPAC athletes, with over 20 athletes competing, and in spite of some dreadful weather, they achieved some fantastic individual results. 

Whilst the final results have not yet been published we had a number of medal winners. Gracie Shade won silver in the U9 girls. Florence Shade was fourth in U11 girls. Mateo Mahop won gold in the U11 boys. Max Orchard won gold in the U13 boys, with what was a record score for the event, whilst Alastair Fordyce was fourth in the same age category, and Eve Goulding was fourth in the U13 girls. In addition over the day a number of other athletes won their individual races and achieved PBs. It was lovely for the children to have the opportunity to compete again. Hopefully next time it will stop raining and the sun might make an appearance.

 

Stop Press: Blackheath and Bromley Harriers Sprints Open Meeting Monday 17th May from Dave Mills

U13 Michael Maguire set a new Club Record in the U13 boys 75m with a time of 10:49. Well done Michael! 

 

Senior Section News 

 Wings For Life World Run Sunday 9th May

An RPAC team comprised of Stephen Smith, Jas Dhanda, James England and Ruth Willis competed in the Wings for Life World Run on Sunday 09 May. This involved setting off at 12:00 and being chased by a virtual car via an app. Your race is over when the car catches you. The team had chosen a flattish route around Brockham, running loops from Brockham Green, into Wellhouse Lane and back via Betchworth village,  Old Road and Kiln Lane. To add to add a sense of occasion the team wore club vests. At 1:00 all were going well and had settled into their stride. Come 75 minutes however, the lack of race training started to show with Stephen falling away from the group. Jas and James were the first to stop, follwed by Stephen and finally Ruth. Everyone managed to complete over 20 KM before being caught, with Ruth managing a very impressive 24KM coming in as the 701st female runner out of a total of over 80,000 competitors worldwide. Well done team!

One of the team who shall remain nameless stated "It was hot and we all wanted to stop before we were caught. Even though we all had our phones with us, we didn't take any photos!". He went on to add that it was enjoyable and great company. 

  

Some fantastic results this week from our seniors...

 Elaine Reddyhof competed in the 3000m at the South London Athletics Network "Coming Out" Track & Field Open on Saturday 1st May. She said " I ran in the first heat and finished in a time of 16:12. Even though I was last, this was the best time for a 3K that I'd run in a long while". Well done Elaine! I also noticed a certain Ginevra Stoneley ran at the same event.

Neil Freeman-Jones ran in the London Marathon Reunion 5K at Kempton Park racecourse on Saturday 15th May, finishing in 18:44 and setting a new PB into the bargain. Fabulous result Neil, well done!. Neil puts his time down to "the great coaching provided by RPAC". That's really good to hear Neil.

George Roux, Lee Savage, and Tom Ryan all took part in the Run Through Battersea Park 10K on Saturday 15th May, finishing in 33:29, 35:14 and 36:17 respectively. I think I am right in saying that it was a PB for Lee. I suspect that it may also have been a PB for Tom but I am unable to confirm this at present.

Here's a couple of pictures of Tom in his first outing in a club vest

 

Some dates for your diaries

Herne Hill Track Endurance Meeting on Saturday 22nd May - see this.

Epsom Allsorts are holding their annual Hogsmill 5 mile ladies race virtually this year between 22nd and 31st May. Details are here and entry is free if you do not wish to receive a medal.

 

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